Sesame Tofu with Spicy Orange Sauce


1 small minced onion
3 cloves minced garlic
1 (1/4-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger
6 ounces lemon juice
6 ounces olive oil
3 ounces soy sauce
3 ounces dark rum
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoon salt
5 thick slices of tofu
1 cup toasted sesame seeds
2 cups all-purpose flour

Spicy Orange Sauce:
1 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons diced crystallized ginger

Combine all ingredients except tofu, flour and sesame seeds in a large bowl and mix well. Place slices of tofu in the bowl with the marinade and put in the refrigerator overnight. Turn slices of tofu occasionally so all sides are marinated.

To make orange sauce: Put all ingredients in a saucepan, and heat until the marmalade melts. Whisk until smooth, and serve at room temperature.

To prepare tofu: Combine sesame seeds with the flour. Dredge marinated tofu in the flour-sesame mixture. In a skillet, heat enough canola oil to lightly coat the bottom of the skillet until hot, but not smoking. Cook tofu on both sides until golden brown. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 300 degree oven until ready to serve. To serve, drizzle with Orange Sauce.

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